Chapter 3.  Planning and Designing Authentication and Application Access

Now that we have finished going through the relevant architecture and the principal identity management capabilities of Azure Active Directory, it's time to move on to authentication and authorization. This chapter will discuss the essential topics for using Azure AD as an identity provider and for providing flexible and secure access to SaaS applications. Furthermore, we will get to know the rich authentication reporting functionality. This chapter deals with the following topics:

  • Using Azure AD as an identity provider
  • User and group-based application access management
  • Managing authentication reporting capabilities

Using Azure AD as an identity provider

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